It’s that time of year again, the fall, when the flowers drop ahead of the dark, colder months.
Appropriately it was Hibiscus that fell on The Masked Singer on Wednesday night (Nov. 8), and the U.S. reality TV star behind the mask was eliminated from the 2023 competition.
“One-Hit Wonders” was the theme of Fox’s kooky singing contest, as Anteater (singing “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn), Candelabra (singing “1 Thing” by Amerie), Donut (performing “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede) and Hibiscus (performing “It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls”) put on a show.
Hibiscus and Anteater came off second best, and went into the Smackdown with a rendition of Toni Basil’s “Hey Mickey.”
Only one could stay. Anteater had it licked.
Under the Hibiscus mask was Real Housewife of New York City and cabaret singer Luann De Lesseps, also known as “The Countess.”
“So much fun,” she said before heading for the exit. “I had the best time”. A parting message, “I’ll see you all at my cabaret show.” And a simple request to keep Hibiscus outfit with her impressive collection.
De Lesseps as Hibiscus departs the competition, joining the likes of Posey as Hawk, Billie Jean King as Royal Hen, Michael Rapaport as Pickle, Tom Sandoval as Diver, Anthony Anderson as Rubber Ducky and Demi Lovato as Anonymouse as this season’s unmasked celebrities.
Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Jenny McCarthy return as judges for the latest season, which airs Wednesdays on Fox at 8 p.m.
Hosted by Nick Cannon, a wide variety of stars have competed in their ridiculous outfits since the show debuted in 2019, from sports superstars to comedians, actors and more, but the standouts are typically musicians. The very first winner was hip-hop artist T-Pain, who left his trademark Auto-Tune behind to show off his pipes au naturel.
Watch Hibiscus’ final acts below.